Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Iced matcha green tea is a refreshing summer beverage, but it's best when there's a nice frothy head on the brew. We tested multiple mixing methods to find the one that produces the most ample and stable foam.

Why It Works

  • We tested multiple mixing methods, including a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, an immersion blender, and vigorous shaking, to determine which makes the frothiest cup.
  • A ratio of 2 teaspoons matcha to 8 ounces water produces a light, refreshing, yet flavorful cup (though, of course, you can change it to your taste).
  • Yield:Makes 1 cup
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons (6g) Japanese matcha green tea (see note)
  • 8 ounces (235ml) cold water


  1. 1.

    In a cocktail shaker or sealable plastic container, combine matcha and water, seal tightly, then shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Pour into a bowl or large mug with ice and serve.